Any Progress is Better Than NO Progress…Right?

It feels like I got little done today, but I didn’t get to cleaning until after I blogged for, submitted today’s submission, discussed publishing details for the anthology…so, yeah. Doesn’t look like much, but several trips up the stairs and laundry in the washer too. I am exhausted! But I’ve lost weight since the beginning of the year. 😉

Today’s project was to get the ping-pong table uncovered. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, no…:


It’s in the front hallway, and what feels like a logical place to set things down. Only, they seldom get picked up and moved along to where they go. Once it is clear, we are going to fight to keep it that way. I have vowed this to be so…in my own head, which is where it most needs to take root.

So, after several trips up and down stairs, and some sorting into places where things belonged, we have this:


Can you see the difference? I know I can. Now, you might be wondering about the piles of books, and why they aren’t put where they belong. I know Marvin was asking about them:


Well, can you see those double doors behind the table?

That’s the library.

Once the table is cleared, I can get in there and put the books away.

Yes, there is much more to do, but at least a start was made. My back and I are feeling virtuous.

UPDATE: I got a little more ambitious. You can actually see most of the tabletop now:

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(And what a difference the camera makes…this one is from my phone.)

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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3 Responses to Any Progress is Better Than NO Progress…Right?

  1. I can understand the mess. I grew up in a house with a ping pong table and it was a magnet for clutter too. All that open flat space– it’s just too tempting! But I admit I gasped out loud when you revealed the part about the library. If I had a whole room in my house devoted to books, I’d never close the door, much less block it! 🙂 Best of luck to you in finding your library again. And cute cat.

    • Well, the library is a great place…but it’s a wreck too. Far too many books in this two person house. Weird as that is to say. Some are obsolete, some are duplicates… But once it is presentable, it WILL be shown off, you can be sure. Thanks for dropping by!

  2. wynwords says:

    It was the pool table when I was growing up…. in my own place it was the dining room table lol.

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